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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

Nope, neither the best nor the only yum cha.....try out Hei Fung (Soodstr 17, Adliswil).

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Old 29.07.2008, 16:21
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

More on the discussions of chinese restaurants in zurich including Zen and Hei Fung can be found in this thread.

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Agreed - Angkor is a really nice place, yet can feel a bit crowded and although it looks authentic on the inside, I still felt I was eating in part of a huge industrial hangar converted into an authentic restaurant.

Recently discovered a really great place for Thai Food - just 20min outside Zurich, the Thai Orchid in Meilen, right at the Seestrasse.

The place is not too big/small, overlooks the Zurich Lake and has a peaceful white interior with nice Thai elements, flowers etc etc.
A good place to take your significant other if you have someting to celebrate. It's quite romantic place really .

Of course it comes at a price, yet it's worth it in my view, compared to having yet another dinner in Zurich somewhere at easily CHF150. This really felt refreshingly different with good and kind service and really spicy Thai food. They serve a very good papaya salad. My fiancée ordered a dish with 3-peppers and asked for extra spicy ... it was the spiciest dish she ate in 3 years Switzerland !

PS: Have any of you already been to The Riva, which opened recently at the Lake Zurich.
PPS: I'm looking for a very nice place to have a brunch for a very special occasion in 2 weeks time in Zurich - any tips, preferably at the Lakeside.
(Occasion is to celebrate our civil marriage, which will take place here in Zurich on 31.July. The Big Day, with church wedding etc with friends&family is planned for September in Budapest).
I tried Riva for the first time the other night. Food was pretty good - 250 CHF for 2 people (2 courses 1 bottle of wine) but I didnt feel hard done by as it was a nice evening. All in all Id recommend it - get there well before your reservation though if your driving - parking is a nightmare.
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Re: Chinese restaurants in Zurich

hi everyone - are there any good Vietnamese restaurants in Zurich? Proper Vietnamese, rather than a chinese with a couple of vietnamese dishes on the menu? I'm moving to zurich soon and my (vietnamese!) girlfriend is looking for some good traditional food
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hi everyone - are there any good Vietnamese restaurants in Zurich? Proper Vietnamese, rather than a chinese with a couple of vietnamese dishes on the menu? I'm moving to zurich soon and my (vietnamese!) girlfriend is looking for some good traditional food
Unfortunately, there are no authentic Vietnamese restaurants in Zurich

There are a few restaurants that serve Vietnamese food, but they actually serve a combination of Chinese and Vietnamese (and sometimes Thai!) food.

You can try Petit Saigon on Birmensdorferstrasse 126, 8003 Zurich (near Bahnhof Wiedikon).

Or there's the Vietnam Mekong Restaurant on Uetlibergstrasse 77, 8045 Zurich.

I was rather disappointed with my meals at both restaurants. My mother is part-Vietnamese and her cooking already sets a high standard! But I have also heard good reviews about both restaurants, so I guess you and your girlfriend should check it out for yourselves.
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Can we have another "authentic" restaurant discussion please ? No one seems to know what it is, and people on many food threads wax lyrical about such-and-such a restaurant being "authentic" or not.

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Nope, neither the best nor the only yum cha.....try out Hei Fung (Soodstr 17, Adliswil).

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Is this yum cha where they wheel around carts or where you order off the menu?

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Old 12.08.2008, 16:46
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Is this yum cha where they wheel around carts or where you order off the menu?

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Nope. But for more discussion on yum-cha and chinese restaurants, see this thread.
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Old 02.12.2008, 22:36
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

http://therealpickygourmet.com/ with many reviews of restaurants in Zürich.

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Old 08.12.2008, 12:56
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

Anyone ever been to the Adler in Rorbas?
Looks upmarket to me . Any good?
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Old 20.12.2008, 18:19
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

I went to the first Swiss restaurant of the Vapiano franchise yesterday. It is in Zurich at Sihlcity.

They offer Italian food (pizza and pasta) and have a bit a special concept. Like in Mövenpick Marche there are different counters for the different kinds of food. But you carry a magnetic card that stores your expenses and you pay on exit.

If you opt for a pizza, you order it and get a pager that will blink and vibrate when the pizza is ready. It is not possible to deactivate this thing. This system makes getting your food easier than in a canteen but good waiters are better...

The pizza was not spectacular but fine. The salads and pasta looked delicious. Starting at 9.- CHF the salads aren't on the cheap side though.

Two points I disliked: I don't know if I missed the pizza knifes in the cutlery dispenser but my knife was blunt. And they only have 2 dl servings of cola (at 3.80 CHF) which upsets me even more than the omnipresence of 2.5dl beer glasses in Zurich. I can only assume that this is part of the German franchise and find it quite ironic that the country that is home to the 1 litre beer mug also brought us these puny vials!
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

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I have to second Khan's on Niederdorfstrasse (Zurich). It is pretty good though I've noticed a complete change of menu and food about two times in the past few years. But I was last there a few months ago - it should be tried.

Their website seems to be under construction, but you can find info here: http://www.swissguide.ch/de/ecd/cata...rantkhans.html



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I'm also giving Khans a solid vote. Last week I had a really wonderful curry there.
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Going to Zeughauskeller near Paradeplatz in Zürich tonight.
Can anyone recommend the best dish to have in this cold snowy weather !

cheers & ciao
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I had some big roasted Pork knuckle with rösti. It was great.
Loved the restaurant and loved the ambience. Crappy service though.
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Old 21.03.2009, 13:09
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Crappy service though.
It's a fast-food restaurant; turn them there tables!
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That's how it felt !!!


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I had some big roasted Pork knuckle with rösti. It was great.
Loved the restaurant and loved the ambience. Crappy service though.
We have always had excellent service there. You can't fart ar*se around reading the menu though or they'll move onto the next table who know what they want to order.

I find the portions way too big, but they are always happy for the ladies to share with an extra portion of Rösti.

The flaming beer in the huge glass is always a hit with visitors.
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I went to Ginger on Seefeldstrasse last night.

Pricey, yes, came to about 80 francs per person for a decent fill.

The food is good. I had some excellent gyoza dumplings, delicious stewed Japanese bacon and tempura (which was not that great). My wife had some crispy chicken, which was not crispy at all, but tasted great. Our friends had a variety of sushi which were excellent.

They have sushi on a converyor belt in the front of the restaurant and tables for proper seating in the back where one can order more than just sushi. Reservation highly recommended.

My wife doesn't eat seafood or fish and for her the menu was very limited. Only 2 chicken dishes and 2 beef dishes of which 1 was tartare. Please understand that 4 dishes per person is recommended as they are all in small portions. They could have done with more soba or udon noodle dishes since the Japanese are experts at them. Japanese have much more to offer from their cuisine than only things from the sea.

SERVICE WAS TERRIBLE !!! Not only was it bad, it was pathetic. We did not even get what we ordered. I had gone there specifically to have my beloved Unagi (eel) sushi, and after serving me gyoza, then tempura and finally the bacon, I asked the waitress where my Unagi was and her response was 'oh, did you not get it yet?!' & 'Would you still like it?' Our friends didn't get all that they ordered either, in fact they didn't even know what they ate as the food was never presented with a description. Confusion reigned whenever a dish was placed in front of us.

As a hotelier, I would exterminate such a waitress, not only is she giving crappy service, she is losing the restaurant money.

The food was good though and we still left in a cheerful mood, but we will unfortunately not be going back. For that price, one would expect much better service. Having been a waiter once my life, I know her job was not hard, especially not for such a small restaurant with so many waiters.

I would highly recommend they improve their service if they wish to encourage people to become regulars. Mind you, I don't think they care. They were full!
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Good for you Marie. It was bad for us. Not good service at all.

For a restaurant that caters to a lot of foreigners and tourists, diners should be allowed to 'fart arse' around and take time to choose their dish, especially as the food is foreign to them. Every customer deserves the right to go at their own pace. At McDonalds, I would understand, but not during seated dining unless different seating times are clearly communicated.

Loved the flaming beer ! Loved the food !

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We have always had excellent service there. You can't fart ar*se around reading the menu though or they'll move onto the next table who know what they want to order.

I find the portions way too big, but they are always happy for the ladies to share with an extra portion of Rösti.

The flaming beer in the huge glass is always a hit with visitors.

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Old 23.03.2009, 14:56
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As a hotelier, I would exterminate such a waitress
Thanks for your reviews. However I wonder if nine out of ten of your encounters with the service industry are negative. Please be a little bit more factual in your tone or limit reviews of such negativity to Complaints Corner.


I've been in some more pizzerias lately:

Da Michelangelo
Gertrudstrasse 37
8003 Zürich

Pizzeria Verona
Uetlibergstrasse 30
8045 Zürich

Pizzas are just slightly below my gold standard for pizza in Switzerland (pizzeria Mezzo) because they're a bit smaller. I can recommend both!
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